MGM National Harbor to Support 2016 Fiesta Asia Street Fair
Annual Asian Cultural Event Expected to Attract More Than 20,000 Attendees to Capitol Hill
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – JUNE 1, 2016 – MGM National Harbor, the luxury resort casino opening later this year in Prince George’s County, will be the Presenting Title Sponsor of Fiesta Asia 2016, hosted by the Asia Heritage Foundation. Their annual signature event, Fiesta Asia Street Fair, which attracts more than 20,000 residents and visitors, will take place Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 3rd and 6th streets, in downtown Washington, D.C. Admission is free.
Fiesta Asia Street Fair is the signature celebration of the Asia Heritage Foundation held every May in conjunction with Asian Heritage Month Commemorations. The fair began in 2006 and this year will be marking its 11th annual celebration. Fiesta Asia’s celebration includes outdoor craft exhibits, live performances, food and open market vendors, interactive displays, martial arts demonstrations, talent shows, cooking demos, and more. More than 1,000 performers and artisans take part in the day’s festivities.
As the Presenting Title Sponsor, MGM National Harbor will have a dedicated booth at the festival staffed by team members excited to share details about the highly anticipated resort and discuss career opportunities. MGM National Harbor is hiring for more than 3,600 permanent positions, in more than 100 different job categories, between now and the resort’s opening later this year.
“We are proud to partner with the Asia Heritage Foundation to celebrate the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the Washington, DC Metro area,” said Bill Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor. “The Fiesta Asia Street Fair is a wonderful opportunity for us to introduce ourselves to this rapidly growing community, and underscore our commitment to diversity and cultural arts.”
“It is with great pride that we welcome MGM National Harbor as our inaugural Title Sponsor for Fiesta Asia 2016,” said Wuiping Yap, executive director of Asia Heritage Foundation. “Their commitment to diversity and cultural arts is highly laudable and we cannot ask for a better partner in building a long-term relationship in promoting our heritage and traditions.”
The Asia Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created to share, celebrate, and promote the diversity of Asian heritage and culture through the arts, traditions, education, and cuisine as represented in the Washington DC metropolitan area. According to the 2000 Census Bureau, the Asian-American community is the fastest-growing population in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Over the last decade, the number of people with Asian heritage that has relocated to the D.C. area has increased by approximately 30 percent.
Since the inception of its diversity initiative in 2000, MGM Resorts International’s commitment has been evident across many groups, including the Asian-American community. Last year, the company spent more than $323 million in procurement and construction with diverse vendors. Additionally, more than 72 percent of MGM Resorts’ 2015 philanthropic contributions to nonprofit organizations served diverse clientele, based on reports provided by agency recipients.
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About MGM National Harbor
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor’s unrivaled setting offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.3 billion resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort will feature premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 27,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs.
ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls, and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is a FORTUNE Magazine World’s Most Admired Company. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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